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Doctor in southern Thailand issues warning after manicure goes VERY wrong

Maya Taylor

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PHOTO: Facebook/Arak Wongworachat

A doctor at a hospital in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat is warning women to exercise caution when choosing a nail salon and to ensure the facility follows correct sanitation procedures and only uses properly sterilised equipment.

Dr Arak Wongworachat posted his warning online after a 35 year old female patient developed a serious infection from a manicure gone very wrong.

Thai Residents reports that the woman began to experience pain in her thumb three days after having nail extensions applied. When the finger began to swell, she went to her local pharmacy for treatment but within a few days, the thumb was even more swollen, had turned red, and the woman had developed a fever.

The pain was so severe she couldn’t move her thumb and in desperation, she tore off the false nail, taking her real nail with it (Yikes!!). After seeking medical treatment, an x-ray showed she had developed osteomyelitis, a serious bone infection, which required surgery, intravenous antibiotics, and several days hospitalisation.

SOURCE: Thai Residents

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